I’m a big fan of working with athletes so when Brian contacted me to take his senior portraits I was psyched. I knew he played football and had a shot in mind for that. but I didn’t know he also plays baseball until he showed up to the shoot. Luckily the fields are right next to each other. Unluckily the baseball field is locked but the fence and dugout where open so we still were able to get some great baseball themed pictures as well as the football, yearbook and lifestyle pictures below.
Here are some of the highlights from Rachael’s senior shoot from a week ago. We had a great nature themed shoot after taking care of the yearbook picture. Check it out!
Diane and I shot last week. There were two requirements we needed the traditional yearbook photo and I really, really wanted to shoot at the bridge. We shot at the town park and I have shot there a handful of times so I knew what paths to take to get to there but they were all flooded by the heavy rain fall. So we ended up taking the long way around but that just gave us more opportunity’s to shoot and the opportunity to take a nice mid-day hike.
Judayah is an amazing person to work with she has a natural presence in front of the camera and it has been my great fortune to shoot with her twice. Our first session was a Rock the Dress prom session back in May (http://adambrockwayphoto.com/blog/?p=328) we shot in an allyway and the park last time so we wanted to mix it up this time. We ended up shooting in a studio then traveling outside and did a couple of portraits around the Bag Square area finally we went over to the New Hartford High School field for some athletic themed photos. So how did we do? See for yourself below.
Today I went to a cookout at Valley View with my Grampa and Uncle. It’s a tradition of the fraternity he has belonged to since highschool.
We were at this beautiful gazebo for the cook out.
The food was delicious, hot-dogs, sausage, peppers, tomato salad and of course steak.
Here is my grandfather on the left.
and in the middle
For dessert we had pusties
I had a vanilla pustie
I was also able to organize a group shot of all the fellas between the food and fun.
Its one of the true pleasures of this job that I get to work with my friends and their family. Jamie and Justin are two of my very best friends and they are moving to Scotland next week. Lucky we were able to schedule a shoot in between the thousands of other things I’m sure they needed to take care of. So we played around.
With being happy
With being happy
Babies: love to be held by their parents
And see the world from a different point of view.
So as they embark on their grand European adventure I say good luck and good journeys.
A few weeks ago, we had rain, lots of rain. With the rain came a flood which damaged a lot of Herkimer and the surrounding areas. The waters destroyed a soccer field that I happen to drive by almost everyday leaving only the the nets as evidence as a field had ever been there. I decided not to let the rain get me down and to make use of this field for a impromptu photoshoot which would be planned, orchestrated and executed in less then a week.
After coming up with the location I realized I definitely wanted to do something involving the sport of soccer and in my head the concept formed of a photo of a really athletic kick shot against the sunset at sunset. I approached Tyler with the idea and we decided to meet later in the week when the field would be dry enough to walk on, if it rained again we would have to use a secondary location which didn’t have the same level of devastation. Luckily the weather cooperated and the field was more clay then mud.
This was the shot I set out to make and was able to capture thanks to Tyler’s athleticism and enthusiasm.
Here are some more pictures from the day
Did I mention it was muddy.
I also used this shoot as way to introduce a new product into my line-up, Folios will now be available to all my portrait clients.
Last Sunday was the Utica area’s largest road race The Utica Boilermaker a 15k (9.3mile) romp around the city that ends at the Saranac Brewerry. Its one of my favorite days of the year because it’s a day where all of my family and friends come together for some sport and then some fun.
This was my 4th year running the 15k version and although I didn’t post my best time but I was happy with my consistency and form. This was the first road race where I ran in huaraches or running sandals previous races I’ve run have been in running shoes or vibrim 5-fingers so switching to sandals was a big step in my quest to run as minimally as possible. I was 16 seconds off running perfect 10 minute-miles, again not fast – consistent.
I was shooting the after-party with an Olympus-35mm point and shoot my friend gave me shot on Kodak Gold 200, it did a really good job and will probably make it into the rotation of cameras I shoot with.
An above the head shot showing the large number of people at the race’s after party.
My college friend Jon and his wife Laura made the trip up from Barryville, NY to run their second boilermaker, both improved their times despite the adverse weather.
My sisters and I posing for the camera.
My parents, Mom volunteers at the medical tent, Dad does police stuff during the race.
The whole family together.
My bib and finisher’s pin.
The Footwear that did the job
The next day after the race we decided to go for a hike to get the sore muscles moving again. Bald Mountain was the destination. With lunch at Moss Lake afterward.
The girls climbing the trail.
Adrienne and Nicole enjoying the view from the fire tower.
The vista from the top.
Gianna, from Syracuse with her prom dress. We shot a few hours before her Prom and ended it with some great stuff.